Pop/country singer-songwriter Jessie James explained to Artist Direct how she utilized a beat for this song drawn from her own step routine: "I created that beat myself. It's funny, I was on the step team in high school, and I still find myself doing it every now and then. I was in the vocal booth doing something else and I just started stepping it. The producer was like, "We have to record that right now." So we stopped and put the microphone by my feet, and I did the whole step. We just started writing to it immediately."
This featured on the trailer for the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic before James had even released anything. She told Artist Direct the use of her song was a surprise: "I didn't even know the song was in the trailer. I know they were talking about using it in the movie but no one had told me it was confirmed. On Christmas Day, I was sitting at home and I got all of these text messages from girlfriends telling me that they'd gone to see Marley and Me and they heard "Blue Jeans" on the Confessions trailer. I couldn't believe it! I went to go see it that day and it was pretty cool [Laughs]."
James told Artist Direct that she is "not a big fashion girl." She added that when she wrote this song, "I wanted to write about something that was simple that I wear every day. They will never go out of style either. A lot of artists today sing about Gucci and Louis Vuitton, and I just think it's silly. I don't get that much into it. I'm a simple dressed girl."